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Fall 2015 Freshman Path: Welcome

You have potential as a scholar and leader. Your admission to Ohio University is a strong indication of that potential. It also represents an important invitation for you to join a tradition more than 200 years strong—a tradition that is defined by excellence and opportunity.

Follow these steps to accept our invitation to become your best self at Ohio University. The steps on the left are presented in the order we think will be most helpful to you, but in some cases you can create your own path.

Your Path to OHIO calendar on the right side of each page can keep you on track. It is important that you pay close attention to the calendar, milestone dates, and deadlines for each section as you make your college decision and navigate the process of making Ohio University your college home.

We hope that you will choose Ohio University, and we look forward to seeing how you will make a difference in the OHIO tradition.

Important Dates

2015-2016 FAFSA is available  

January 1

Submit the housing contract or commuter exemption form  

Beginning January 5

Choose a dining plan  

Beginning January 5

Pay $200 housing deposit  

Beginning January 5

Look for learning community (LC) information in the mail  

Early February

Admission deadline for scholarship consideration  

February 1

Complete learning community application  

February 1-May 1

File the FAFSA  

February 15

Orientation invitations mailed to students  

March

Choose a dining plan (summer semester students)  

Beginning March 2

ACT/SAT score receipt date for scholarship consideration  

March 15

OHIO's first-priority date for receipt of FAFSA results  

March 15

Advanced roommate search begins  

March 16

Financial aid award letters mailed  

Late March

Register to attend Bobcat Student Orientation  

Beginning April 6

Review the 2015-2016 academic calendar  

May

Contact Student Accessibility Services if you need accommodations for a disability  

May

Deadline for scholarship recipients to confirm intent to enroll  

May 1

Housing contract and deposit deadline for early room selection  

May 1

Deadline for requesting housing deposit refund  

May 1

Deadline to complete a housing exemption form (if applicable)  

May 1

Deadline for submitting a learning community application  

May 1

Determine math placement level (Take placement test to improve level, if needed)  

May 1- June 1

First-year roommate selection  

May 4-12

Room selection begins (students will receive a scheduled date/time)  

May 7

Enable your OHIO online services  

Mid May

Check To-Do List online in student portal and complete all financial aid requirements  

Late May

Review the Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016  

Late May

Review the Student Code of Conduct prior to attending orientation  

Late May

Attend Bobcat Student Orientation  

June

Attend learning community information session at orientation  

June

Registration for remaining spaces in learning communities available during orientation  

June

First-year room-change process begins  

June 1

Request final transcript(s) be sent  

June 26

View student financial account online  

July 6

Enrollment for monthly payment plan available  

July 6

Purchase Bobcat Cash for use at on-campus laundry venues, coffee shops and bookstore  

Mid July

Alcohol and sexual assault education available online  

July 15

View online arrival guide for students  

August

Check in at International Student and Faculty Services (Baker Center)  

By August 17

Take TOEFL test if required in your admission letter  

August 18

Move-in during times scheduled according to last name  

August 20-21

Fall semester account balance due  

August 21

Complete Health History Form  

August 24

Start fall semester classes  

August 24

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